Digital Text, Distance Education and Academic Dishonesty: Faculty and Administrator Perceptions and Responses

Volume, Issue - Date: 
Volume 9, Issue 1 - March 2005
Author(s): 
Kimberly B. Kelley, Ph.D., The Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College
Author(s): 
Kimberly Bonner, J.D.,The Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College
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Keywords: 
faculty satisfaction, academic dishonesty, cheating, academic integrity, honor codes, cheating in distance learning
Abstract: 

This study examined administrator and faculty perceptions of the frequency and pervasiveness of student academic dishonesty, including their perceptions of the personal and contextual factors that affect whether a student is likely to engage in any form of academic dishonesty. One important contextual factor examined in this study was the extent to which the respondents thought that using the Internet in a course, delivering a course via distance education, or the availability of digital text through the Internet impacted the prevalence, prevention, and detection of academic dishonesty.